Thanks again Andy
Definately got a 27.2 seatpost.
Thanks for the input Fiks
Although it flips what I was beginning to think, it also mirrors what I was thinking before asking. I guess the mid 80's onwards is awkward because Columbus was definately eating into Reynolds markets and English frame builders where in the thick of the dreaded MTB age (feeling the pinch).
Maybe in amongst all the palava of it all, regulations over who could do what with 753 where thrown out the window ? Was always of the school that 753 was sacred tubing
I'm beginning to think 753 is a rather difficult issue to resolve with certainty. I was hoping that someone would confirm that ALL 753's where numbered/stamped/catalogued in some way because of the issue of "being qualified to use the stuff at all?" OR "perhaps 1 single irrefutable aspect of 753 might surface"
753 is sniffed at now, but back in 1970's -80's it was THE tube to be had and very expensive to buy a frame made of the stuff, striclty for the pro's and well off. Many a dream was built around being able to afford a 753 one day
Having read the wonderful article "Recollections of Ilkeston.
By Gavin Campbell" ( http://spinwell.co.uk/2010/03/19/recoll ... -ilkeston/
) I got the impression that the tests undertaken by frame builders to be even granted the rights to buy & use 753, was very stringent, hence assuming some kind of cataloguing.
I shall dig further
Really Appreciate your help though everyone
My best to you all, yours Laz.